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a figure of speech used for emotional and expressive evaluations. For example, the Russian saying nadoel kak gor’kaia red’ka, “gets to one like a bitter radish,” is an expression of vexation, the equivalent of “to get sick and tired of something.” In contrast to a proverb, which is a complete thought, a saying is always given only in part.


Mikhel’son, M. I. Metkie i khodiachie slova. St. Petersburg, 1894.
Mikhel’son, M. I. Russkaia mysl’ i rech’: Svoe i chuzhoe, vols. 1–2. [St. Petersburg, 1902–03]
Roehrich, L. Lexikon der sprichwörterlichen Redensarten, vols. 1–2. Frankfurt am Main, 1973.


Rybnikova, M. A. “Russkaia pogovorka.” In her book Izbr. trudy. Moscow, 1958.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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